Moral concerns are stopping condom distribution in Zambia's prisons
By Jo Fidgen
BBC News, Lusaka
Bright spent two years in Zambia's Lusaka Central Prison for selling cannabis but fears he now faces a life sentence.
'I did it because of hunger,' says Bright softly.
'There's not much food in prison. Sex has become the way of payment.'
The wall prevents an inmate from going outside, but the disease has no boundary
Dr Chisela Chileshe -
Zambia Prisons Service medical director
"Conditions were bad," he remembers. "We had nshima [maize meal] and beans two times a day. I never felt full."
One day, the cell "captain" gave Bright extra food, then asked him for sex.
"I had never had sex with a man, but I did it. The first time it was painful, but I joined a group of maybe 20 men who did that.
Share on Facebook
Share on StumbleUpon!